Andrew Charles, M.D.

A Short Biography:

Andrew Charles is a Professor of Neurology and the Meyer and Renee Luskin Chair in Migraine and headache studies. He is director of the UCLA Migraine and Pain Program. As director of this program, he oversees a multidisciplinary team focused on discovering basic mechanisms of migraine and pain that can be targeted by new treatments. His laboratory uses imaging and electrophysiological techniques to investigate cellular signaling pathways involved in migraine and pain. He also leads projects involved in functional brain imaging of patients with migraine and pain. Based on their research, the program is developing new pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment approaches.

Work Titles and Affiliation
UCLA Director, UCLA Headache Research and Treatment Program Professor, Neurology
M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, 1986
1990 - 1992 UCLA School of Medicine
1986 - 1987 Harbor - UCLA Medical Center
1987 - 1990 UCLA School of Medicine
1992 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Contact Information:

Work Phone Number:

(310) 206-7226

Mailing Address:

635 Charles Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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